4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season

New Mexico is in the midst of monsoon season and STOP Restoration knows how disastrous water damage can be. The best way to avoid any issues with your home is to prepare for disaster ahead of time. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do as a homeowner to get ready for the rainy season.

Gutter Upkeep

Debris clogging your gutters and home drainage system can prevent them from working properly and may lead to water damage. On average, it’s recommended to clean them out twice a year, more frequently if you are in close proximity to needle-bearing trees.Also, ensure that gutters are directing the flow of water away from your home to prevent flooding.

Maintain Your Roof

Roof imperfections can lead to problems such as leaking and water damage during monsoon season. Keep an eye on your roof and be aware that strong winds and heavy rain can lead to loose or missing shingles. If you notice any problem areas, get them repaired.

Be Aware of Trees

Mature trees with heavy branches are prone to falling down during storms and can cause severe damage to your home. Cut down any branches that could pose a threat.

Check Walls

Look for any abnormalities in the walls of your home. Stains and discoloration or changes in wall texture, such as bubbling, cracking and peeling,are all indicators of water damage. If any of these are located near windows or doors, they may be a sign of imperfections such as cracked panes and broken seals.

If you happen to experience water damage this monsoon season, STOP Restoration has 25 years of experience in the business of water damage restoration and repair. Our process consists of a series of four steps we take in the event that water damage restoration is necessary.


  1. Damage Assessment. Immediately upon arriving at your home or business, the STOP STOP Restoration Professional will inspect the water damage and provide you an assessment of the damage. Fast response is absolutely critical.
  2. Water Extraction. Standing water and/or carpeting must be extracted. Carpeting might need to be removed and depending on saturation, drywall may need to be cut and removed from lower walls.
  3. Drying and Dehumidification. The water extraction phase will remove the majority of the water from your home or business property. Professional grade fans and dehumidifiers are used in specific quantities and methods to quickly and thoroughly dry the structure.
  4. Mold Prevention. Acting quickly will remediate many of the mold issues that could happen. After we have removed the majority of the water from the premises—we immediately engage in the inspection phase of our cleanup and restoration services. Determining the level of damage after the drying phase will help us determine what the next step will be.

Contact us 24/7 at the first sign of a problem to lessen the damage and mitigate costs. Call us at (505) 892-3112.